Memories on Trees: Water Apple

Fruits of various varieties have become very common today, it was not so when we were in school. That was 50 years ago. But we do not see some fruits which were common then. ‘Jamb’ or ‘Safed Jamb’ [Water Apple] is one such fruit.


I had seen the first [and the only one till last week] Jamb tree in Pune. I met it again recently during my visit to a farm near Bordi, and saw the beautiful flowers, not just Jamb fruits.


Long back, fruit sellers sold Jamb in the trains running between Pune and Mumbai. Meeting the tree brought back happy memories of ‘travel’ between Pune and Mumbai in Janata Express later named Sinhagad Express. My memories are written on the plants!

Vivek

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